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Cats from Kotor {Montenegro}

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The photo above was snapped near an old fort high above Kotor, Montenegro, where a cat was enjoying the last heat from the rocks as the clouds moved in.

Tourists often call this coastal town the "city of cats." But despite the sun and scenic beauty, life is not that good for the animals of Montenegro. It's still a developing nation - formed in 2006 after the break-up of former Yugoslavia - and is dealing with quite a few economic struggles.

Because of these problems, there's no official spay-neuter program for animals; there are no shelters. Most of the cats are unwanted and thus uncared for.

montenegro stray cats

In June 2018, the organization Kotor Kitties started addressing these unmet needs. Their mission is to improve the health of Montenegro's street cats and to reduce their number through spaying and neutering.

kotor street cats

Kotor Kitties reached out to the locals who feed the large colonies of community cats and works with a private veterinarian who was kind enough to reduce his fees.

montenegro cats

You can help pay for the spaying and neutering of the cats of Montenegro through the GoFundMe page Kittens are Cute, But Neuter is Cuter. Kotor Kitties currently have over 150 cats waiting to be sterilized, so all help is welcome. On their Facebook page, you'll find pictures of each cat immediately after surgery.

Kotor Kitties also faces roughly $1,000 in fees to incorporate as a non-profit charity in the USA, to secure a business license, and to apply for official NGO status in Montenegro.

montenegro cats

If you're in Montenegro and find a sick, injured, or dying cat, you may contact Kotor Kitties, so that they can connect you with caretakers and veterinarians.

Please share this post to help spread awareness about the street cats of Montenegro.

montenegro street cats

33 comments:

  1. What a wonderful organization. Hopefully many generous people keep it going.

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    1. Hi Diane! Kotor Kitties has spayed-neutered 3,630 cats as of today! Have you checked out our new website? We still don't have alot of funding, but we have some very talented volunteers, like the ones who designed and built the website: www.kotorkitties.org.

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  2. That is definitely a worthwhile cause! Great pictures too.

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    1. Thank you, Catmom! Have you checked out our new website? www.kotorkitties.org. We also have a slightly different website in Montenegrin, and a volunteer is working on a Russian version now.

      As of today we're spayed-neuter 3,630 cats!

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  3. 984 paws up two ewe Kotor Kitties; we hope ewe all wayz get de ree sourcez ewe knead ta keep yur program running

    { conga ratz Vanessa on your new book !! ♥♥

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    1. Tanks to ewe two, Tabbies o Trout Towne! we now got a website dats de bomb! www.kotorkitties.org

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  4. They are all so truly beautiful! What a worthy cause!

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    1. Find out how Kotor Kitties has grown and developed on our new website: www.kotorkitties.org. We also have a Montenegrin-language website, and are currently doing a site in Russian, as many of Montenegro's tourists are from Russia.

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  5. I had a calico baby. Love the cuties.

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  6. Good morning. I wanted to leave a comment since I decided to leave a comment on the post that is right before mine on the linky party. We lived in Italy and street dogs are a problem there. Since cats and dogs have been domesticated we need to care for them as a society. Happy weekend, Kippi #kippiathome

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  7. Oh my goodness as a cat owner I love that there are people out there doing amazing things for the kindness of animals #PoCoLo

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    1. Hi there! Kotor Kitties has now spayed-neutered more than 3,630 cats! Please check out our new website: www.kotorkitties.org is the English version.

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  8. Aww...so many cute cats. And what a great group of volunteers who are trying to take care of them.

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    1. Thank you, Patty! Kotor Kitties has spayed and neutered over 3,600 cats now--our only limitation is funding! You can find out more about our all-volunteer project at www.kotorkitties.org. Even the website was created and built entirely by volunteers!

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  9. Sounds like a great plan - good for them! Thanks for sharing with #pocolo

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    1. Hi Morgan! Kotor Kitties has spayed-neutered 3,630 cats as of today! Please check out our beautiful new website: www.kotorkitties.org is the English version.

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  10. This blog is very Awesome and mind-blowing. Thanks for sharing this attractive pictures and this blog.

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  11. Wonderful tour experience thanks for sharing these all amazing photographs with us, you are looking so beautiful in these all images that you have captured.

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  12. We are very happy to read that Kotor Kitties will be helping to slow down the population rate of these kitties and get everything back in order. We hope they have success with everything. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos. Have a wonderful day.
    World of Animals

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    1. Hi World of Animals! Kotor Kitties has now spayed-neutered 3,630 cats! We now have a set of beautiful websites created by our volunteers. The English language website is www.kotorkitties.org

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  13. Those are some lovely cat pictures! How gorgeous is the multicolored cat? Simply stunning.

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    1. Hi there! Kotor Kitties has now spayed-neutered 3,630 cats in our efforts to stop cats from spraying and mating all over Montenegro! For more gorgeous photos of the cats we work with, please check out our beautiful new website: www.kotorkitties.org is the English version.

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  15. Oh, my goodness...what a magical trip this must have been. So wonderful that you decided to take the tour, after all. It is all so pretty...your photos are magazine worthy and your description of things is perfect....a wonderful post, dear one.Desert Safari Sharjah

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  16. oh i LOVE the penguin top?? hehe the name is so cute as the look! :) its really feel like im at Bangkok w all the pics n editing..very nicetempo traveller on hire in chandigarh

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  17. Thanks for sharing the information about Kotor Kitties and our work to safe lives and prevent suffering through spaying and neutering the cats of Montenegro! In the 15 months since we began, Kotor Kitties has registered as a non-profit in the United States, and spayed/neutered almost 1500 cats! We have expanded to work with 4 vets, and hope to add a 5th shortly. We're still an all-volunteer organization, and still scrambling for donations to help care for the cats! We hope you'll check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/kotorkitties Thanks!

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